High School Reunion

High School Reunion

The trees were burnished gold outside her window. Beyond the road, Jenna could see the cornstalks drying in the late autumn sun. It was a gorgeous October day.       She stuffed another sweater in the suitcase and grimaced as she zipped it shut. Packing light was a...
The Day Macbeth Escaped

The Day Macbeth Escaped

Macbeth was gone. Someone must have forgotten to latch the lid.       Katrin was taking a dog-eared library card from a 1st grader when her peripheral vision caught a glimpse of the empty case. Her first thought was to bolt from her chair, but she squashed the urge...
the blessing of not being chosen

the blessing of not being chosen

Feelings of inadequacy and rejection are some of the most painful in human experience. And all of us have been acquainted with them. How we process them matters. Our disappointments don’t have to define us. This guest article is one that I asked my eldest...

Kristallnacht

It happened tonight.79 years ago. Kristallnacht.Night of Broken GlassHere’s an excerpt from my newest book:‘Where are you going?” An SA man grabbed his shoulder and stared into his face. “You need to stay here and witness the indignation of the German...

The Tracker

(One day, thinking about the desperation frontier families might have felt when a child was kidnapped and realizing the relief they would embrace by making contact with an expert who could find the missing one. . . I wrote this introductory vignette. What would...

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